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Trout Park Nature Preserve 576 Trout Park Blvd., Elgin, IL 847-931-6100


Te 26-acre Trout Park Nature Preserve is about as good as it comes to experiencing high quality Fox River spring and seep areas, which are scattered up and down the river valley.


Te undisturbed woodlands extend from drier cliff tops to moist depressions located on the lower slope. Te diverse topography, coupled by the calcareous nature of the water, combines to provide rich and unique habitats for uncommon plants and animals. A short walking path helps you explore this unique site. Tere is no other place like it in Illinois.


http://dnr.state.il.us/inpc/directory/sitefiles/area2/troka.htm


Geological sites, windmills, riverboats . . . Pottawatomie Park


8 North Ave., St. Charles, IL 630-513-6200


Pottawatomie Park is 92 acres of family fun located along the east bank of the Fox River. Owned and managed by the St. Charles Park District, the park contains a 9-hole golf course, community center, swimming pools, mini-golf course, picnic and pavilion areas, paddlewheel boat and canoe rental, concessions, athletic fields and a host of other recreational amenities. Te native plant demonstration garden is located behind the community center and displays many native wildflowers found in our local woodlands and natural areas. www.stcparks.org/Parks/Pottawatomie-Park.asp


Fabyan Forest Preserve 1925 Batavia Ave., Batavia, IL 630-232-5980


Te 235-acre Fabyan Forest Preserve is a very popular preserve, owing to its location on the Fox River and its numerous natural and historic features. Tousands of visitors spend hours fishing along its river shores and thousands more jog and bike along the trails and across the river bridge. Others explore the historic elements remaining in the preserve, especially the Fabyan Villa Museum, the Japanese Garden and the Fabyan Windmill. Additional facilities include a boat/canoe launch, picnic areas and shelters and winter sports activities.


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Fox River Special Places to Visit


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